Monday, August 6, 2012

Lillie and The Prince

Magpie 129

A dinner Table at Night 1884  John Singer Sargent
Phoptgraph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Mapie Tales on Blogger


Ah my darling Lillie
Do you like our little
Love nest
Here 
By the English sea?

Does looking at the water
Remind you from where
You came
Channel
Island in the sea?

Ah my darling Bertie
I love our not so little
Love nest
Here
Upon the Dorset coast

Ah my darling Lillie
You are to be replaced
Another actress
Sweetheart
Bernhardt is her name

Ah my darling Bertie
Have no fear for me
You're replaced 
Already
By Louis and Shrewsbury!




Barbara M Lake  ©
Trinidad WI
August 2012


Lillie Langtry (The Jersey Lily)

32 comments:

  1. haha...the ah my darling was starting to grate my nerves...lol...i imagine it fit its purpose in their grand scheme of things...smiles.

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  2. Lewis and Shrewsbury and not Lewia of Shrewsbury?

    BTW The ah my darling works. It adds to the stiff nature of the all so polite conversation.

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    1. Prince Louis Battenberg (later Mountbattens) and the Earl of Shrewbury. And a few others!

      The 'ah darling'? You got it in one!

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    2. And that should be Shrewsbury!

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  3. Civil sarcasm; I love it!
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  4. Clever - yes both exuding good manners to avoid any unpleasantness (as those in polite circles do!) Love it.

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  6. Humorous in how they dispute so civilly.

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  7. Sweet! Did you see the series with Francesca Annis? I loved it!

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    1. Yes I did. I loved it too. As I was writing this, I could only see Francesca Annis.

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  8. I like the conversational tone here with a bit of sarcasm ~ Your header always gets me ~

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  9. Everyone in their places ... all's right with the world.

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  10. Thank you friends for coming by. your comments are always very much appreciated.

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  11. How brilliant to blend art, poetry and history into one little conversational exchange! It takes a very crafty mind to sew all of these loose threads together, Bee. Your ending is a great rub for Victorian thinking too! Thank you for sharing this. =D

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    1. You're very kind Linda. Thank you. Crafty? Very probably in more ways than one!! Laughing

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  12. I like this poem - very neat exchange of conversation - kinda Kool actually - Lilly :)

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  13. cleverly smart! Nothing like a polite brush-off!

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  14. Thank you SaucyKod and Kathe W. Apologies for not returning to here earlier.

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